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AFTAs 2014: Best Global Deployment—State Street

State Street Global Exchange (SSGX) offers a full suite of risk and analytics solutions across all asset classes, and the crown jewel of the State Street subsidiary is its proprietary risk engine, truView, for which SSgX has taken this year’s best global…

AFTAs 2014: Best Reporting Initiative—Morgan Stanley

Reporting challenges are on the minds of every head of technology. Regulations vary by region, and firms are struggling to find a way to streamline their reporting operations. Morgan Stanley decided to turn to AxiomSL for a more proactive approach when…

AFTAs 2014: Best Analytics Initiative—Fannie Mae

The term “analytics” has gotten sexy in recent years. It’s even being used in TV commercials to sell mainstream products. In the capital markets, if you aren’t talking analytics then you are likely lost in the woods.

AFTAs 2014: Best Data Management Initiative—MSD Capital

Traders want access to an ever-growing array of information. Risk managers are looking at a sea of datasets in order to protect their firms. Regulators are seeking an unprecedented number of metrics from asset managers, post-2008. Most firms have major…

AFTAs 2014: Best Infrastructure Initiative—Northern Trust

One of the more interesting trends to develop over the last few years is the financial services industry’s willingness to use cloud-based solutions to drive down costs while improving efficiencies. The next stage of that evolution has been the…

AFTAs 2014: Most Cutting-Edge IT Initiative—IEX Group

It took a Michael Lewis book to turn IEX from a largely unheard-of dark pool provider into a household name with a reputation for fighting for transparency and fairness in the capital markets. But it wasn’t because of the Flash Boys book that IEX took…

AFTAs 2014: Best Compliance Initiative—BNY Mellon

Regulatory compliance has never been more important, with new mandates being passed on a seemingly weekly basis. As transparency becomes an increasingly important battle cry amongst regulators, firms need to stay on top of new requirements coming down…

AFTAs 2014: Best IT Integration Initiative—Blackstone

Making two into one is probably a technology team’s most frequent—though often most complicated—task from year to year, and therefore the best IT integration award is not only one of the judges’ most important categories, but also one of the toughest to…

AFTAs 2014: Mission Accomplished

Launched a decade ago, the American Financial Technology Awards were, for their first seven editions, dominated by the sell side. But as we have come to expect in recent times, the buy side was well represented in 2014, with Janus Capital, MSD Capital,…

Pricing Catalysts

Marion Leslie, managing director, pricing and reference services, Thomson Reuters, shares her views on how regulations are likely to affect pricing and operations in 2015

Waters Rankings 2014: Best Crossing Network Provider — Instinet

In a year when the perils of high-speed trading were highlighted by Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, sparking debate among traders, regulators and politicians alike, it is appropriate that the award for best crossing network goes to CBX, Instinet’s mainstay…

Waters Rankings 2014: Best Agency Brokerage — Instinet

As in years past, the battle between agency-only brokerages remained a close one in 2014, as Nomura-backed Instinet wrested away the award from previous winner ITG on the back of new crossing, connectivity, and algorithmic capabilities, underpinned by a…